Actor Ben Foster is reportedly in talks to portray disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong in a new movie.
The Queen’s Stephen Frears has signed on to direct the Working Title film, which will chronicle Armstrong’s battle with testicular cancer in the mid-90’s and his dabbles with performance-enhancing drugs, which he finally confessed to during a candid Oprah Winfrey interview earlier this year. Foster is the front-runner to play the cyclist in the project.
It’s not the only film about Armstrong currently in the works – documentary-maker Alex Gibney’s The Armstrong Lie will feature footage from the sportsman’s failed 2009 comeback to his admission of doping.
Will you be tuning in to see the biopic?
Written by: Tristan Burris